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Bloody Pit of Horror

Released 1967
Distributor Pacemaker Pictures

Pretty subtle title, huh? Produced in Italy as Il Boa Scarlatto,  this lurid gorefest  also goes by The Crimson Executioner, A Tale of Torture, and Some Virgins for the Hangman, among other titles.  Campy, sadistic  Eurotrash that played off in the US paired with another retitled Neapolitan thriller, Terror-Creatures from Beyond the Grave. They don’t make ’em like these anymore. A comparison of the original with the 9 minutes-shorter US version can be found here. The entire film can be seen (in sections) here  but the rather vivid color is faded.

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About David DeCoteau

David DeCoteau has worked professionally in the movie business since he was 18 years old. He got his start through a generous offer from movie legend Roger Corman who hired him in 1980 as a production assistant at New World Pictures. In 1986, David directed and produced his first feature film for another generous film legend, Charles Band. David has gone on to produce and direct more than sixty motion pictures over the past twenty five years. He resides in British Columbia, Canada. Learn more about David and his work at Rapidheart.